About Travail Development

At Travail Development we believe that high-level play demands dedication, awareness and sacrifice. Although the unknown can be scary, if approached with the tenacity to put in the work then the road less travelled will actually lead you where you are supposed to be, as hard work always pays off in the end. The Travail team is committed to nurturing these qualities into players through professional-level skills development, real-world decision-making, and holistic performance mentoring. Travail Development’s goal is to shape players into the athletes of the future.

Our team is comprised of elite world-class coaches whose passion is to shape the body and mind of up-and-coming ballplayers. Guiding young players with the proper training, the right equipment and a clear strategy into the best colleges are critical aspects of developing future professional baseball players.

Travail is the stepping stone players take to achieve their goals. Travail Development is the platform for players with a dream, to create their own reality.

Tyson Gillies

Competitive hockey and professional baseball were demanding and disciplined commitments which required sacrifices from an early age. Leaving home at the age of 15 to pursue my dream as a professional athlete was challenging, rewarding and ultimately satisfying.

ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2006 Drafted by the Seattle Mariners

2007 Signed with the Mariners

2008 Everett Aquasox MVP

2009 Major League exhibition series with the Mariners in Las Vegas

2008/2009 Instructional league MVP with Seattle Mariners

2009 Led California league in stolen bases & voted league’s most exciting player

2009 MLB future games during the St Louis All star game

2009 Part of one of baseballs biggest blockbuster trades for Cliff Lee to the Philadelphia Phillies.

2011-2015 MLB Major League 40 man roster with the Philadelphia Phillies

CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM

2012 Represented Team Canada World Baseball Classic Qualifier (Germany)

2013 Starting Center Fielder for Team Canada in World Baseball Classic (Arizona)

2015 Team Canada Pan American Gold Medalist (Toronto)

2015 Played in Premier 12 tournament (Taiwan)

2019 Selected to play in Pan American Olympics (Peru)

FOREIGN PLAY

2012 Venezuelan Professional League (Cardenales de Lara)

INDEPENDENT BASEBALL

2016 Sugar Land Skeeters (Atlantic League)

2016 Kansas City T Bones (American Association)

2017 Ottawa Champions (Can Am League)

2018 York Revolution (Atlantic League)

2019 Quebec City Capitales (Can Am League)

MICHAEL CROUSE

Born and raised in Vancouver BC. My passion for sport was fuelled on by the multitude of courts, track and fields. From an early age the athletic mechanics of baseball, football, volleyball and track inspired me. Through high school I played competitive volleyball, basketball and baseball. Baseball in particular, resonated for my skill set and drive. This is the sport I felt most passionate about and the sport I chose to pursue professionally.

ATHLETIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 16th round of 2008 MLB first players draft

Played 7 seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays Organization reaching double A (2008-2014)

CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM

Competed with Team Canada's Junior National Team at the age of 16 & 17 (2007-2008)

2008 World Junior Baseball Championship all world team.

2011 Baseball World Cup (Bronze)(Panama)

2011 Pan-American Games (Gold)(Mexico)

2017 World Baseball Classic (Miami)

2019 Pan-American Games (Peru)

FOREIGN PLAY

2013 Asia Series (Gold)(Taiwan)

2013/2014 Australian Baseball League - (Canberra Cavalary)

2016 Nicaraguan Professional Baseball League - (Orientales de Granada)

2017 Venezuelan Professional League - (Caribes de Anzoategui)

2017/2018 Australian Baseball League - (Melbourne Aces)

2018 - Liga Mexicana de Beisbol - (Pericos de Puebla)

2018/2019 - Australian Baseball League - (Canberra Cavalary)

2019 - Liga Mexicana de Beisbol - (Algodoneros Union Laguna)

INDEPENDENT BASEBALL (ATLANTIC LEAGUE)

2016 New Britain Bees

2017 New Britain Bees

2019 Somerset Patriots